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    Quote Originally Posted by 81dmc View Post
    Well, I mocked the tiptronic in the frame. I'll have to notch the frame to allow for more clearance, but thats on hold until after a wedding I have to attend on May 4th. I'll just make a triangular notch below the trailing arm mount, bend that triangle out, and weld additional pieces to bridge it. Just have to decide whether I should buy a stick or MIG welder...

    The engine is ready to assemble too. Only thing I've been fretting is aligning the trans to the engine. I'll have to do that on a day I'm free and focused enough to properly map the measurements. Not knowing CAD makes things a bit more challenging for me...
    Interested to see pictures of the mockup.

    FOr welding the frame, and most other hobby projects it is recommended to get a MIG welder. Welding 16ga sheet metal with an arc welder is damn near impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Interested to see pictures of the mockup.

    FOr welding the frame, and most other hobby projects it is recommended to get a MIG welder. Welding 16ga sheet metal with an arc welder is damn near impossible.
    Mockup was only temporary as I did not want to leave the tranmission down there. The pan is a sideways pan, so it's hard to stabilize the damn thing.

    Also, yeah I was definitely leaning towards MIG. I've welded before, but it was for fun, and didn't look very pretty. I'm going to have to practice a bit before I'm ready to weld on the delorean...


    As a side note, I'll be receiving my MS3 Pro Evo with 8' harness. I wish I could find a base tune for the vr6. Oh well, I'll probably bring the car to a professional VW tuner with a dynamometer. I have 0 experience with gas tuning. Now if it was diesel, then I'd be all set...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 81dmc View Post


    As a side note, I'll be receiving my MS3 Pro Evo with 8' harness. I wish I could find a base tune for the vr6. Oh well, I'll probably bring the car to a professional VW tuner with a dynamometer. I have 0 experience with gas tuning. Now if it was diesel, then I'd be all set...
    Ping Henrik on here. He has MS3 Pro. His base file may help you. I am running MS3, which is a different CPU, and I'd hate to give you my file only for it to fry your cpu/cause inadvertent damage to something.
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    Actual snippet of a conversation from Sept 2013:

    Me: Eddie, I can't wait to get the car back when you're done with it.

    Eddie: Yeah, you'll be able to give the car gas, and it won't be - like - embarrassing....

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    It's a monster, but it will fit nicely once the frame is notched under the right trailing arm mount. Plenty of clearance available for cv axles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 81dmc View Post
    As a side note, I'll be receiving my MS3 Pro Evo with 8' harness. I wish I could find a base tune for the vr6. Oh well, I'll probably bring the car to a professional VW tuner with a dynamometer. I have 0 experience with gas tuning. Now if it was diesel, then I'd be all set...
    Forgive me if I didnt see this posted but are you doing this project in TX or Naples? If Naples I know a tuner with a dyno in Ft. Myers.
    ~LXA~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless View Post
    Forgive me if I didnt see this posted but are you doing this project in TX or Naples? If Naples I know a tuner with a dyno in Ft. Myers.
    I removed the prv in Texas, but I'm currently doing the rest in Naples.

    You can go ahead and post or PM his info if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 81dmc View Post
    I removed the prv in Texas, but I'm currently doing the rest in Naples.

    You can go ahead and post or PM his info if you want.
    I live in Naples. I would love to see the project! PM incoming....
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